About us

The research cluster Education and International Development is an interdisciplinary team of researchers focusing on issues related to global and local (glocal) governance and multilevel politics of education and development, with a specific focus on processes of socio-economic, political and cultural (in)justices. The research undertaken is this group is developed in the context of the Governance and Inclusive Development research program at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the UvA.

The research group works on the relationship between education and international development. Since 2012, the two main focus areas of the Education and International Development research group are the role of education in (post-conflict) states reconstruction, peace-building and reform, and education in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Our ‘research projects’ pages describe the ongoing activities of the Education and International Development research team in the field of Education and Peacebuilding and Education and SRHR:

These topics are analyzed from multiple disciplines within the framework of the international development studies field (conflict studies, political geography, sociology, education sciences, anthropology, history and political sciences among others) and applying a broad range of methods (cross-national comparison, case study research, discourse analysis, survey analysis, etc.). Group members and affiliated members have expertise in a range of countries and regions including Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia); Africa (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda); and Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka). Formerly, group members have also worked in Argentina,  Guatemala, Ivory Coast, India, and Nepal.

For further inquiries on the ongoing research and educational activities of the Education and International Development research cluster, please contact Mieke Lopes Cardozo: mlopescardozo@fmg.uva.nl.

This website has been created in order for the public to have access to the work that we are developing in the framework of the Education and Development Program.

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